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  1. Season wrap: Northwestern

    Adam Rittenberg

    When Northwestern opened Big Ten play Oct. 5, it had a perfect record, a top-20 ranking, ESPN "College GameDay" on campus and Ohio State on the ropes. When the Wildcats concluded their home schedule Nov. 23, they did so in a largely empty stadium and...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around the Big Ten as conference play finally gets under way: 1. Miller Time vs. The Green Monster: The Big Ten's most dynamic offensive player goes up against the league's top defense Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. Mich...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings are hitting the home stretch, and today we take a look at the Big Ten secondaries. It's a little tricky to evaluate secondary play from 2011. While seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 18 nationally in pass defense, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  4. Penn State football narrative will change

    Adam Rittenberg

    Shortly before kickoff at Ohio Stadium, several other reporters and I left our seats in the press box and took positions in the hallway outside the press elevator. Two top 10 teams with storied histories would play that October night in 2008: No. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  5. Iowa drop motivates IU's Damarlo Belcher

    Adam Rittenberg

    After the 2010 season wrapped up, Damarlo Belcher had Indiana's video staff compile cutups of all his catches and drops from the previous 12 games. The catches far outnumbered the drops. Belcher had 78 receptions last fall, tops among Big Ten play...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  6. Note on Big Ten postseason player rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    They're back. Later today, I'll begin the countdown of the top 25 Big Ten players from the 2010 season. Before diving in, a few items about the rankings: Any player who participated in Big Ten play during the 2010 season is eligible. Nebras...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  7. Delany: BT faces 'uphill' climb in bowls

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten started to repair its national reputation by going 4-3 in postseason play last year with two wins in BCS bowls and four victories against top 15 opponents. The league's next challenge: keep the momentum going. It won't be easy. "...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  8. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Conference play finally kicks off this week, and here are 10 things to track on Saturday. 1. John Clay vs. Greg Jones: The Big Ten's top running back (Clay) goes up against the league's top linebacker (Jones) in a matchup football purists will lov...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  9. Gophers lose recruit, Indiana adds TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    It was a big recruiting weekend around the country, though not a particularly productive one for the Big Ten. Three top Midwest prospects decided to play ball outside the Big Ten region, colleague Bill Kurelic writes. Then again, all of this could ch...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  10. Wisconsin's Clay catches on as star soars

    Adam Rittenberg

    If the Big Ten rejoins the Heisman Trophy race in 2010, John Clay likely will play a leading role. Clay, the league's Offensive Player of the Year this fall, could be the Big Ten's most realistic candidate for college football's top honor next sea...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  11. Bulaga, Odrick projected in first round

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten's top hopefuls for the 2010 NFL draft play along the line of scrimmage, and two players from the league appear in Todd McShay's mock first-round draft (ESPN Insider). Iowa left tackle Bryan Bulaga, a junior who might declare a year ear...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  12. Big Ten power rankings: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten play is complete, so there will be minimal movement the rest of the way. 1. Ohio State (10-2, 7-1): It seemed extremely unlikely back on Oct. 17, but Ohio State once again found its way to the top of the Big Ten. The Buckeyes won their fif...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  13. Who are the Big Ten's big-play threats?

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg There aren't any Case Keenums or Ryan Matthewses (is that a word?) in the Big Ten this year, as the league has been dominated by defense. Some of the Big Ten's top big-play threats were relative unknowns enteri...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  14. Big Ten lunch links: Penn State racks up recruits

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Penn State's late recruiting push could give the program a top 10 class, Frank Bodani writes in the York Daily Record. Minnesota is finalizing a contract to play USC in a home-and-home series begi...

    Blog | January 22, 2009
  15. Big Ten year-end wide receiver/tight end rankings

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by's Adam Rittenberg Only one Big Ten team (Illinois) ranked in the top 25 nationally in pass offense, so this was anything but an explosive year for the league's wide receivers and tight ends. Subpar quarterback play had a role, as d...

    Blog | December 29, 2008